Environment

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Come to the Museum and correctly identify that month’s object. One winner will be drawn each month from the correct entries In June, July And August.

The Museum is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth, down the road from the Falmouth police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM except for holiday weekends.

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season with free refreshments and tours. The opening program is focused on reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and includes a fun filled and learning experience day for children, parents and grandparents of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.

Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release

This month, students from nine schools will bid adieu to their aquatic classmates in the highlight of the Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release.  Before releasing their Brook trout fry, students will determine if the location is clean or polluted through various tests.  Students will test the stream for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, flow, and temperature and collect aquatic insects which are indicators of water quality.

Classes have spent the winter nurturing baby Brook trout eggs in chilled incubator tanks while learning the basics of water quality protection.
The TroutKids Program combines hands-on learning with study of a range of subjects, including ecosystems and biodiversity, water quality and pollution, habitat protection, trout anatomy and life cycle, data collection and analysis, and watershed protection. Many students have experience fishing for Brook trout; a species native to Maine.

Clean Water for Clams

Clean Water for Clams

By Becky Kolak

If someone were to tell me a year ago that I would be dressed as a life sized clam to educate the public about the significance of clean water to the soft shelled clam, I would have called them crazy! However, as an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), I am doing just that- donning a homemade clam get-up to promote ‘Clean water for clams.’

Since my term began I have met with municipal shellfish committees, facilitated an after school program at the Patton Free Library, collaborated with the ArtVan Program in Bath, preformed as the Clam Ham in a variety show, worked with state agencies to sample water around clams flats, and visited classrooms as a guest speaker. I am willing to deliver the message of ‘Clean water for clams’ anywhere!

As Maine’s third largest fishery, soft shelled clam harvesting is directly tied to the quality of water in which the clams grow and feed.

TD Bank to Celebrate Opening of First “Green” Stores in Maine

TD Bank to Celebrate Opening of First “Green” Stores in Maine

Chance to win $1,000 shopping spree! Free and open to the public.

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TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will celebrate the opening of its first two “green” retail locations in Maine on Saturday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at both locations.

Urban Earth Day Celebration April 22nd

Free fun activities for all ages in Monument Square
PORTLAND, Maine – Next Friday, MENSK, Flintstonecar and the City of Portland will host Portland's 2011 Urban Earth Day Celebration. The event brings together many of Portland’s environmental and non-profit organizations, artists, sustainable businesses and residents and will give the public an opportunity to learn about local efforts to promote the city’s green economy and improve Portland’s urban environment.

The celebration will feature local, organic food, compost demonstrations, agricultural presentations, seed/sappling give-aways, dance performances, art, street musicians, face painting, and much more. The event offers fun, free activities for all ages. Wolfe's Neck Farm will showcase local agricultural and environmental education activities for youth including displaying some of their farm animals.

A More Appealing Nor'Easter!

A More Appealing Nor'Easter!

It may be April Fools' Day...but this is no joke!

In honor of the Nor'Easter happening outside, Red's Dairy Freeze is offering a more appealing Nor'Easter for a discounted price!


On April 1, 2011, you can buy a Small Nor'Easter for just 3 dollars! This is a one day only event! Print off the coupon and head (carefully) down to Red's!

Marissa Does Portland -- and Haunts Bard

Marissa Does Portland -- and Haunts Bard

"Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords." -- Richard Brautigan

All of the literary giants had their haunts. Iconic places they frequented that eventually took on the shape of their tales.

Hemingway and Fitzgerald had the Ritz Bar in Paris. Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, is immortalized in bronze outside the Café A Brasileira in Lisbon. Jack Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer, and Hunter S. Thompson all spent many a drunken evening at the White Horse Tavern in New York City.